Your reaction to adversity . . .will determine how you’re viewed.
If you’re viewed as someone who seemingly goes nuts every time something doesn’t go your way…it will be what people believe about you.
If you continually lose it.
. . .not only will others see you that way. . .but more importantly. . .you will begin to believe that’s your typical response and it will become a habit.
In a negative context. . .you become what you believe you will be. . .by how you act and react.
Conversely, if your reactions are governed by applying the fruit of the spirit. . .then you will become what the Word says you will be.
Matthew 9:27-31 in the Message Bible says:
“As Jesus left the house, he was followed by two blind men crying out, “Mercy, Son of David! Mercy on us!” When Jesus got home, the blind men went in with him. Jesus said to them, “Do you really believe I can do this?” They said, “Why, yes, Master!” He touched their eyes and said, “Become what you believe.”